Southern Spaces is a peer-reviewed, multimedia, open-access journal published in collaboration with the Robert W. Woodruff Library of Emory University. We publish articles, photo essays and images, reviews, presentations, and short videos about real and imagined spaces and places of the US South and their global connections. We intend our audience to be researchers and teachers, students in and out of classrooms, library patrons, and interested readers.
Southern Spaces publishes work that represents and analyzes many souths and southern regions, offers critical scrutiny of any monolithic "South," interrogates historical developments and geographies over time, and maps expressive cultural forms associated with place. We welcome submissions from scholars, photographers, journalists, and artists in such areas as geography, southern studies, regional studies, women's studies, LGBTQ studies, public health, and African American, Native, and American Studies.
A digital publication, Southern Spaces provides a forum for innovative scholarship by taking advantage of the Internet's capabilities to deliver audio, video, images, and text and facilitating new ways of organizing and presenting research. We continue to expand our digital capabilities, supporting scholarship that incorporates GIS and other forms of spatialized data projection. Southern Spaces archives all publication materials through the Digital Programs and Systems of the Robert W. Woodruff Library and is committed to providing a stable digital presence for our content.
Members of the editorial board oversee a rigorous peer review process and help to set standards that ensure the quality of the journal. Authors retain copyright of the content they produce with limited rights granted to Southern Spaces. Southern Spaces is freely available to individuals and institutions.